owners of a GMC Yukon contacted the Westminster Police Department to report
their vehicle been stolen. A police officer responded and verified the
theft and had the vehicle information
entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action
automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed
in the GMC.
A short while later deputies in Adams County and officers in Denver were picking up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen GMC with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs deputies with Adams County SO tracked the vehicle to the 6200 block of Federal Boulevard, observing it was occupied and moving. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the suspect. Police recovered the GMC undamaged prior to it being stripped, or utilized in other crimes.
The LoJack® System was installed in the GMC Yukon in December 2004 at Grand Auto Inc., at the request of a prior owner of the vehicle. (Eleven years earlier)
The GPS subscription system that comes standard with this vehicle had long since expired. LoJack on the other hand is a one-time purchase and does not expire. It is activated only when the current owner makes a police report of “auto theft.” Once recovered, the LoJack shuts off and is dormant again. Pretty good deal for everyone except the criminal.